Affluenza The All-Consuming Epidemic Author:John De Graaf, David Wann, Thomas H. Naylor In chapters with titles like "Swollen Expectations" and "A Rash of Bankruptcies," Affluenza, from the producer of the award-winning TV specials Affluenza and Escape from Affluenza, uses the whimsical metaphor of a disease to tackle a very serious subject: the damage done to our health, our families, our communities, and our environment ... more »151; by the obsessive quest for material gain. The authors examine the origins, evolution, and symptoms of the affluenza epidemic. But more importantly, they explore cures and suggest strategies for rebuilding families and communities and for restoring and respecting the earth. "A fantastic book, very funny yet deeply serious." Peter Barnes, cofounder, Working Assets« less
Tactic the authors use is to personally insult the people whose lifestyles they disagree with. They are also in love with the cutsie names that they invent, like "affluenza" and "dot-communism", they use them over and over. Maybe a good solution may be to skip directly to the "Treatment" section.
Interesting and well worth the read. It's also one of those books where you can read a chapter (they are short), put it down and read another chapter the next day ... it gives you a chance to absorb what you've read.